AAR Acquires Temperature-Controlled Container Assets from Cool Containers
WOOD DALE, Illinois – AAR (NYSE: AIR) announced today that its Mobility Systems business has acquired the assets of Cool Containers, a manufacturer of temperature-controlled containers used to transport climate-sensitive pharmaceuticals and biological cargo. The acquisition enhances AAR Mobility’s global position by extending the company’s logistics expertise into the fast-growing pharmaceutical market while bolstering its military and medical offerings.
“We are excited about the opportunity to expand AAR Mobility’s capabilities and product portfolio,” said AAR Senior Vice President of Technology Products Lee Krantz. “We are looking forward to further developing Cool Containers’ cold-chain shipping technology and forging deeper relationships with our logistics partners in the military and commercial channels.”
Cool Containers designs and manufactures the PharmaPort 360TM, an innovative container that uses regenerative heat exchangers to maintain stringent temperature control for high-value cargo. The refrigerated containers, which are approved by the FAA, can be used to safely ship temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals, blood plasma, and other biological cargo via air or ground transportation.
AAR is a global aftermarket solutions company that employs more than 6,000 people in over 20 countries. Based in Wood Dale, Illinois, AAR supports commercial aviation and government customers through two operating segments: Aviation Services and Expeditionary Services. AAR’s Aviation Services include inventory management; parts supply; OEM parts distribution; aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul; engineering services and component repair. AAR’s Expeditionary Services include airlift operations; mobility systems; and command and control centers in support of military and humanitarian missions. More information can be found at www.aarcorp.com.
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